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Article 45
 

Procedure for Registration of Candidates for Deputy in the Multi-mandate Constituency

 

1. Candidates for deputy in the multi-mandate constituency included in the electoral list of a party (bloc) shall be registered by the Central Election Committee subject to the presence of documents provided for in Article 41 of this Law.

 

2. Submission of documents to the Central Election Committee for registration of candidates for deputy in the multi-mandate constituency shall end 60 days before the day of elections.

 

3. The representative of a party (bloc) who has submitted documents provided for in Article 41 of this Law shall be issued a certificate of the date and time of acceptance of the documents indicating the list of accepted documents and the number of accepted signature lists, if any.

 

4. A person included by a party (bloc) in an electoral list of candidates for deputy who as of the day of submission to the Central Election Committee of the application of the party (bloc) for registration of candidates for deputy has not given his consent to be a candidate for deputy from this party (bloc) in the multi-mandate constituency shall be deemed excluded from the electoral list of the party (bloc) from the day of submission of such application of the party (bloc). An application of such person announcing his consent to be a candidate for deputy shall not be accepted.

 

5.  A person included by a party (bloc of parties) into the list of candidates for deputies may withdraw his/her application regarding the agreement to be nominated a candidate for deputy in the multi-mandate constituency prior to the day of registration.  As of the time the Central Election Commission receives the application regarding the withdrawal from ballot, this person shall be regarded excluded from the candidate list of the political party (bloc).  The Central Election Commission shall notify the party (bloc) representative in writing about the receipt of the application no later than within a three-day period upon the submission of the application.  Any other applications from the person regarding his/her agreement to run on the party (bloc) list in the multi-mandate constituency shall not be accepted.  

 

6.  A person included into several parties’ (bloc’s) lists of candidates in compliance with his/her written application regarding the agreement to run in a multi-mandate constituency shall be excluded by the Central Election Commission from all of the candidate rolls, which the said person was included in.  

 

7. No later than on the fifteenth day upon the receipt of the application for registration of candidates in a multi-mandate constituency together with the additionally required documents, the Central Election Commission shall adopt a decision regarding the registration of candidates for deputies in this constituency or the refusal to register.

 

8.  The sequence of candidates on the candidate list compiled by a party (bloc) cannot be changed after their registration by the Central Election Commission with the exception of special cases stipulated by this Law. 

 

9.  Within a five-day period upon the adoption of the decision to register the candidates for deputies in a multi-mandate constituency, the party (bloc) representative shall be presented with a copy of the decision regarding the registration, and certificates of candidates for deputies issued in compliance with the form established by the Central Election Commission. Within the same time frame, the registered list of candidates for deputies from the party (bloc of parties) and the decision to register the list shall be published in Holos Ukrainy and Uriadoviy Courier newspapers.

 

10.  In the event of the Central Election Commission finding in the documents submitted by a party (bloc of parties) any evidence of the violation of clause one 1 Article 37 of the Ukrainian Constitution, it shall initiate a court procedure to ban the activities of the party (parties comprising the bloc). The decision regarding the registration of the candidates for deputies from this party (bloc) in a multi-mandate constituency shall be postponed pending the court ruling. 

 

11.  A decision regarding a refusal to register candidates for deputies shall substantiate all the grounds for the refusal. A copy of this decision shall be issued to a representative of the party (bloc) no later than on the next day upon the adoption of the decision.                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

12. A refusal to register candidates for deputies nominated to the electoral list of a party (bloc of parties) in a multi-mandate constituency on the grounds of the non-compliancy of the submitted documents envisaged by Part 1 Article 41 of this Law, shall not result in the party (bloc of parties) being excluded from applying once again for the registration of the candidates for deputies included into the candidate list of the party (bloc of parties) in a multi-mandate constituency.  The said application, together with the documentation filed in full compliance with this Law, shall be submitted to the Central Election Commission no later than 55 days before the election date. The final decision regarding the registration of the candidates for deputies included into the candidate list of the party (bloc) shall be adopted by the Central Election Commission no later than 53 days before the election date